MIAMI Just like the previous four games in the series, Chris Bosh was sitting on the bench Tuesday and watching the action in the fourth quarter. But there was one big difference.
Bosh was wearing warm-ups, not a suit.
The Miami Heat big man, who had returned from injury for Game 5 against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals, didnt play at all down the stretch of a 94-90 loss. That put the Celtics up 3-2 in the series entering Thursdays Game 6 at Boston.
After Tuesdays loss, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said it wouldnt have been fair to have inserted Bosh during crunch time after he had missed nine games and more than three weeks due to an abdominal strain. With the Heat now on the brink of elimination, what Spoelstra did was hardly a popular choice.
Those were decisions you have to make as a head coach, Spoelstra said after practice Wednesday. I know after the fact those can always be second-guessed. But were treading in kind of new waters right now, and he had been out quite...